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Article Archive for February 2016

Watching Those on the Margins

February 29, 2016 – 2:04 am |
Watching Those on the Margins

Healthcare providers are moving forward with ICD-10 with little to no problems since the October 1, 2015 implementation. Even rural healthcare providers seemed to have come out fine, for now. The National Organization of State …

EHRs for the Long Haul

February 29, 2016 – 2:02 am |
EHRs for the Long Haul

Cleveland’s MetroHealth System is rated as one of the busiest in the nation and they manage that with quality and advanced health information technology (HIT). Health Data Management brought us this information in their article, “MetroHealth’s …

Reciprocity in Fraud

February 26, 2016 – 2:04 am |
Reciprocity in Fraud

Medical fraud is rampant these days. Falsifying records, filing for services not provided, and outright theft happen everywhere each and every day. It is illegal, it is wrong, and that behavior should be punished, fairly. The Orlando …

Taking Advantage of the Situation

February 26, 2016 – 2:02 am |
Taking Advantage of the Situation

Technology in the living room furniture? I guess it isn’t that far fetched. How about technology in the waiting room furniture? A new device, built by Vecna Technologies, is an armchair that looks like a …

ICD’s Role

February 25, 2016 – 2:04 am |
ICD’s Role

The International Classification of Diseases (ICD) recently implemented its 10th revision (ICD-10) after a significant delay and much hand wringing. The ICD, maintained by the World Health Organization (WHO), was initially created to provide a standard …

The Industry or the Patient?

February 25, 2016 – 2:02 am |
The Industry or the Patient?

Patient-generated health data has the power to improve patient care and not just by completing the electronic health record (EHR) data, but by empowering the patient to engage in their own health. EHR Intelligence brought this …

Money Matters

February 24, 2016 – 2:06 am |
Money Matters

The medical billing system is directly tied to the medical coding process, which underwent an overhaul last fall after years of delay. Even with technology, there are still problems related to paperwork in the current …

Still Running Smoothly

February 24, 2016 – 2:04 am |
Still Running Smoothly

Many anticipated major chaos during the first days of the ICD-10 coding classification implementation. There were some hiccups here and there but nothing compared to what was predicted.
One practice reported problems with claim denials from …

Protecting Health Data

February 23, 2016 – 2:06 am |
Protecting Health Data

In the world of cyber security and virus protection, a new culprit has emerged. This interesting and sobering news came from The Hill in their article, “Ransomware takes millions, baffles law enforcement.”
A California hospital recently paid …

Working Together

February 23, 2016 – 2:04 am |
Working Together

The editors of Healthcare Informatics have named the team at UT-Southwestern the number-one winning team in the 2016 Innovator Awards program. The Dallas health system includes two hospitals, a physician group practice encompassing more than 2,200 …

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